November 4, 2021

Roche Rapide P12 Evo2 1/12th pan car

Roche have released details on their all new Rapide P12 Evo2 1/12th scale chassis. Sporting a newly designed Ultra Low CG aluminium tub main chassis and aluminium lower pod there is also a newly designed centre pivot system with fine adjustable roll centre. The aluminium low CG motor mount has an ultra fine (0.25mm per step) axle height adjuster and there is also an updated graphite top plate, chassis brace, rear pod plate, centre damper mount and battery position mount. The front suspension is also all new with new graphite front upper arm, lower arm, 7075 aluminium caster block, single-piece lightweight steering knuckle with axle and pivot ball steering system.


November 3, 2021

Exotek 22S Extra long ladder wheelie bar set

This extra long carbon fibre wheelie bar from Exotek Racing for the Losi 22S Drag provides extra stable high speed passes. The longer bar gives you more stability than the short stock wheelie bar, for straighter and faster passes without needing to let off the throttle as often. A quick 2 screw adjustment helps raise or lower the bar that allows finer adjustments on the bar itself so that you can tune in the absolute perfect bar height. A must for perfect launches and competitive racing. This mounts to the stock 22S Drag motor guard and uses the stock wheelie wheels and is made of extra heavy duty 3mm carbon fibre with alloy support posts.

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November 3, 2021

Schumacher Eclipse spool axle set for 3 screw wheels

New from Schumacher for the Eclipse and other LMP12 brand chassis is this rear spool axle set for when using industry standard, 3 screw fixing, rear wheels. This set is ideal if you plan to use the Eclipse 4 using non Contact brand wheels, or when using ‘JT2’ Contact rear wheels. When comparing to a ball differential, a spool is particularly effective in high grip conditions, offering improved mid corner stability, direction change and forward traction. This set can be used on other brands of car, however, width spacing may need adjusting.

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November 2, 2021

JConcepts 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet body

When Ford Performance revealed the quickest drag racing Mustang ever, it was just a matter of time before it made it to the RC scene. The new JConcepts Ford Mustang in Cobra Jet trim is perfect for vehicles such as the DR10, 22-S, and Drag Slash and the ever-growing range of performance and outlaw-based race cars. In racing classes which encourage a street-able machine, less bolt-on parts and accessories, the Mustang might be the perfect shell for racers trying to preserve stock looks or while racing the popular 13.5 class. The overall look of the car’s design is very muscular, chiseled in detail on the front-end include upper and lower grille placement and a built-in and progressive splitter. The headlights have an angular and scowled look placing the focus into a straight-line. Formed in to the body shell, the front scoop synonymous with the Cobra Jet has the perfect blend and stance showing off a low-profile look. The large format front windshield and split side-windows are proportioned to the fast-looking canopy. The rear window spills off on to the rear deck which can be driven stock with no wing or add the included rear wing for added rear downforce.

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November 1, 2021

Orlowski wins as EWS makes successful return

After an enforced year break due to COVID-19, the Essex Winter Series returned this weekend with the first event in its 10th Anniversary Season. Despite concerns as to the health of the industry, a fully booked meeting greeted all the racers, along with an expanded pitting area to allow for more space. It was also great to see many new faces joining the famous championship, as well as plenty of returning names. In the premier Scorpion Modified class, Michal Orlowski joined the UK front-runners, but it was current UK National Champion, Olly Jefferies, who came out on top after Qualifying. The Xray pilot topped three of the four rounds to secure pole position, with Capricorn’s Kyle Branson pushing Olly close and taking Q3 – but seemed to be just that little bit behind Olly. Michal took a strong third for Schumacher, improving every run as he got used to the EWS track, with Andy Murray (Schumacher) and Chris Grainger (Awesomatix) completing the top five on the grid.

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November 1, 2021

Vigor RC multi-functional bulkhead alignment block

New from Vigor RC comes this aluminium multi-functional bulkhead alignment block. Suitable for the A800-MMX, X4, MTC2, IF14-II and many current touring cars and FWD cars. The block can be placed between the front and rear bulkheads with widths of 23mm or 17mm to align them during assembly. The two ends also sport a 4mm and 5mm ball end tool making it easy to hold the ball end while installing the turnbuckle.

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